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Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War

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  • Posted February 24, 2010

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    A glimpse into the world of spies.

    This is one of my favorite books, for I loved the stories of changing identities. Not merely costumes, but entire personnas must be crafted to keep some people alive - and the skill and artistry is clearly displayed in this book. I simply could not put it down at times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    True story written like a great spy novel

    This book hit me in so many ways-- first, how interesting it is to get a behind-the-scenes look at U.S. intelligence, particularly after 9-11. Even though this is a Cold War setting, the same stuff goes on-- that much is clear. Also, I love the two voices: man and woman (later husband and wife), alternating chapters from each's perspective. Whoever came up with this way of telling/writing the story is a genius! I want to meet these two authors who lived the life of working for the CIA. I'm hoping to find them at a local signing. Buy this book-- you will not put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent true spy tale

    Spy star retired CIA agent Antonio Mendez and his wife Jonna (also a retired CIA agent) provide an intriguing look at a key mission during the last years of the Cold War. The couple explains in alternating chapters how their separate missions starting in the mid-1980s converge into saving the lives of American moles inside the KGB. If nothing was done, the plants would have eventually fallen victim to the danger caused by the actions of Soviet moles (American traitors) inside the CIA. <P>What makes this spy chiller even more exciting besides the true espionage thriller angle is that it reads like the spy duo falls in love with one another as their two projects commingle. Their feelings add depth to a true adventure that already feels more exciting than most espionage novels. The spots where the writing team conjecture and fill the gap of someone else¿s efforts seem weaker than the insider thrill when the writers talk directly about themselves. This book is a winner for the genre audience and will do a lot more to sell clandestine operations than donning the cone of secrecy demanded under the guise of homeland security by the Attorney General. <P>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2009

    Pretty good Spy Book.

    Tells the story of two disguise masters who tell us the tools and how they disguised themselves. Somewhat interesting, got a little boring at some points but still intellectually stimulating and gives an insight into government officials who must disguise themselves and spy in foreign countries.

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